Info on quiet civvie airfields needed

#1
Just wondering if any of the flying types on here would be able to recommend some nice quiet civvie airfields in UK, that someone who has recently attained their PPL could fly into. Basically just looking for places that don't have a lot of traffic to increase confidence and knowledge. Thanks in advance.
 
#2
halomonkey said:
Just wondering if any of the flying types on here would be able to recommend some nice quiet civvie airfields in UK, that someone who has recently attained their PPL could fly into. Basically just looking for places that don't have a lot of traffic to increase confidence and knowledge. Thanks in advance.
Derby Airport - not to be confused with EMA.

(No, really- look it up!)

Ask for Martin.
 
#3
EX_STAB said:
halomonkey said:
Just wondering if any of the flying types on here would be able to recommend some nice quiet civvie airfields in UK, that someone who has recently attained their PPL could fly into. Basically just looking for places that don't have a lot of traffic to increase confidence and knowledge. Thanks in advance.
Derby Airport - not to be confused with EMA.

(No, really- look it up!)

Ask for Martin.
Thanks for the quick reply. Any more for any more :D
 
#4
Depends where in the country you want, Carlisle always used to be pretty quiet.
For ghost town quiet try Kirkbride in Cumbria. Has the bonus of being a pretty much undisturbed 2nd World War airfield
 
#5
Manchester Barton?
 
#9
Coventry's pretty good since their short flirtation with commercial flights ceased. My mate runs the great-for-anoraks Classic Flight there, so if you want to PM me I'll ask her to get some details to you.
 
#10
halomonkey said:
jagman said:
Depends where in the country you want, Carlisle always used to be pretty quiet.
For ghost town quiet try Kirkbride in Cumbria. Has the bonus of being a pretty much undisturbed 2nd World War airfield
Area isn't a problem, flying out of Prestwick.
Here you go-

http://kirkbrideairfield.mysite.orange.co.uk/

Kirkbride, there isn't much there (is a hotel but not sure on opening hours) I haven't been there for a couple of years.
Originally a bomber ferry field I think, handy for the Lake District area.
Spent many a happy day wandering around as a kid.
 
#11
jagman said:
Depends where in the country you want, Carlisle always used to be pretty quiet.
For ghost town quiet try Kirkbride in Cumbria. Has the bonus of being a pretty much undisturbed 2nd World War airfield
Kirkbride runway has not been maintained although still useable and it can occasionally have cars etc. racing around on it plus other interesting hazards at times.
 
#13
Maybe too far South but anyway
Bembridge, Isle of Wight - tramac
Sandown, IoW - grass (wet)
 
#15
What about Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe near Thirsk, North Yorkshire? It has an airfield that is used by TWA and a civvie para club.
 
#16
Are you planning some kind of illegal smuggling operation? Is it drugs or immigrants?
 
#18
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Are you planning some kind of illegal smuggling operation? Is it drugs or immigrants?

OOOOOOO good thinking but nothing so profitable in mind :( Merely going for PPL and friend who has already passed now needs nice quiet places to gain more experience. Where she leads I will follow, apart from the ones she crashes into :lol:
 
#20
halomonkey said:
Ethel_the_Aardvark said:
Are you planning some kind of illegal smuggling operation? Is it drugs or immigrants?

OOOOOOO good thinking but nothing so profitable in mind :( Merely going for PPL and friend who has already passed now needs nice quiet places to gain more experience. Where she leads I will follow, apart from the ones she crashes into :lol:
Two females bombing around in a plane on their own? 8O

There is absolutely no where in the south of England that is suitable!!! Especially anywhere within LFA1!!!!

Seriously, Shobdon, Halfpenny Green/Wolverhampton, Sturgate (Lincs), Coventry, Leicester, Humberside to name a few (most are fairly clear of serious grown-ups airspace too). Agree with Carlisle. Great stop over and they do an awesome Cumberland sausage sarnie.
 

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